ADAMS, Edward

ADAMS, Edward

Male 1668 -

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  • Name ADAMS, Edward  
    Born 28 Jun 1668  Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    ADAMS, John,   b. Between 1500 and 1505, Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Barton, St. David, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (3 x Great Grandfather) 
    ELIOT, Lydia Lyon Passenger, 1631,   b. 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1665  (Age 56 years)  (Grandmother) 
    Person ID I01574  Schuler
    Last Modified 18 Apr 2009 

    Father ADAMS, Ensign Edward,   b. Between 1629 and 1630, Kingweston, Somersetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1716, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
    Other Partners: RUGGLES OR DAY, Abigail (Craft)  m. 07 Dec 1678;   TAYLOR, Sarah  m. 06 Jan 1710  
    Mother PENNIMAN, Lydia,   c. 22 Feb 1634/5, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 03 Mar 1676, Medfield, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Abt 1652 
    Family ID F00067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WALLEY, Elizabeth 
    Married 19 May 1692 
    Family ID F00126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • SOURCE: Henry Adams of Somersetshire by J. Gardner Bartlett --The Adams
      Family by Jameson

      The Adams Family was a race of " sturdy yeomen who lived for generations in
      Barton St.David, Sumersetshire England, residing in simple stone, thatched
      cottages. Henry married Edith Squire from the adjoining parish of Charlton
      Mackrell. Their residence continued in Barton St. David for several years.

      Henry and Edith had nine children, eight sons and one daughter, 1-5 were born
      in Barton St. David and 6-9 were born in Kingweston, Sumersetshire.

      There were several factors which influenced Henry to emigrate to America. Not
      the least of which was the prior emigration of many of his friends including
      Edith's sister Ann & family. In 1632/3 Henry took his wife and eight children
      (Jonathan Adams remained in England a dozon years longer) and emigrated to New
      England where he was granted (24 Feb. 1639/40) by the town of Boston, a lot of
      40 acres at Mount Wollaston (Braintree, now Quincy)

      Henry was a farmer and a maltster in England, an occupation which stayed with
      the family in America and into the 19th century.
    • Henry and all his known ancestors were Yeomen famers from Barton St. David, Somersetshire, England. Henry was also a maltster.371

      A 1693 bible that likely belonged to a child of his daughter Ursula lists his birth as 21 Jan 1583. The data in the bible, except for easily explainable typo errors, comports where possible with available vital records. The data also compares with the common estimate of 1583, based on Henry's service as executor of his father's will in 1604.

      Henry married at Charlton Mackrell, a neighboring parish to Barton St. David. (He did not, as is sometimes said, marry "Charlotte Mackrell".) His wife Edith Squire was the daughter of the blacksmith Henry Squire. Henry shows up as co-executor of his brother John's will in 1609, the same year he signed his marriage bond in 1609. His son Thomas was baptized in Barton St. David in 1612. Then between 1614 and 1622 he moved to the ajoining parish of Kingweston where his youngest children were baptized. His last child Edward was baptized there in 1629.

      Henry was probably influenced by Edith's sister Ann Purchase to come to New England, since the local ministers were not Puritans. The year of his removal is fixed by a deposition in 1656 by his son, John ADAMS, who stated that he had known a certain field in Cambridge (MA) since 1638. The earliest record of Henry in New England was 24 Feb 1639/40, when he was granted 40 acres of Braintree (now Quincy), for a family of ten heads; himself, wife Edith, sons; Henry, Thomas, Samuel, Peter, John, Joseph and Edward, and dau Urusla. His son Jonathan remained in England a dozen years longer.

      Henry's widow Edith (SQUIRE) ADAMS married 2) John FUSSELL of Weymouth, Norfolk, MA where he bought the house of Richard SYLVESTER (1640) of the "Mary and John" of 1630. John FUSSELL born abt 1577) was burned in this house by Indians abt 1676. He may have come from county Somersetshire, England whre the name flourished and been acquainted the ADAMS'es and
      SQUIRE'es. They had a child, Mary FUSSELL, who married Nathaniel ADAMS in 1677. (History of Weymouth, 3:245). Thre is another ADAMS memorial in the Stair Hall in New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston:

      "A memorial to HENRY ADAMS founder of Braintree the ancestor of two presidents also to his sixth son JOHN ADAMS baptized at Kingweston England 4 Dec. 1622 settled at Menotomy Cambridge where he died 1706 created by their descendant Edward Dean Adams 1924."
      Children of Henry 1) & Edith 1) (SQUIRE) ADAMS: Henry , Thomas, Jonathan, Samuel, Ursula, Peter, John, Joseph, Edward ADAMS MARY AND JOHN 1630 vol 17 241p5-6;

      Anc of Adams Prez: (Anc of Amer Prez, Boyle):
      .............. 3 Joseph Adams 1625/26 - 1694
      .................... +Abigail Baxter 1634 - 1692
      ...................... 4 Joseph Adams 1654 - 1736/37
      ............................ +Hanna Bass Unknown -
      .............................. 5 John (Dea.) Adams 1690/91 - 1761
      .................................... +Susanna Boyslan 1708/09 - 1797
      ...................................... 6 John (Pres.) Adams 1735 - 1826
      ............................................ +Abigail Smith 1744 - 1818
      ............................................... 7 John Quincy (Pres.) Adams 1767 - 1848

      Henry Adams was known popularly as The Founder of New England, probably because of the extraordinary number (89) of his grandchildren.371

      Gravestone in his memory erected by Pres. Adams in Hancock Cemetery in Braintree. Henry is likely buried there, as it was the old burying ground for Briantree, but had no stone originally. His son Joseph, grandson Joseph, Joseph's son Pres. John, and Pres. John Q. are also buried in the family plot.

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